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GOP Rep. has bill to reverse NLRB ruling

Sept. 5, 2011 at 11:29 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A member of Congress has introduced a bill to undo a ruling requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the U.S. National Labor Relations Act.

Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz., introduced a measure last week that would reverse the Aug. 30 decision by the National Labor Relations Board, The Hill reported Monday.

The board decided to require employers to post employees' NLRA rights in their workplaces and online by Nov. 14. The postings, the board said in its ruling, would have to inform employees of the right to "act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities."

Quayle called the rule part of an "onslaught of new mandates, regulations and taxes" from the Obama administration and said eliminating it would help companies.

"This new rule is further evidence that the Obama administration puts the interests of union bosses ahead of individual workers ... . Our federal agencies should work with American companies to reduce the regulatory burdens that inhibit growth," Quayle said.

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